Archive for the 'ANNULMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES' Category

Annulments in the Philippines on the Rise

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

There appears to be a 40% increase in the number of annulment cases filed between 2004-2010 from 4,520 to 8,282. This was the gist of a report submitted by the Office of the Solicitor General to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). The Philippine Bishops have likewise noted that more and more annulment […]

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Divorce in the Philippines

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

DIVORCE IN THE PHILIPPINES A look back at Philippine history would show that the idea of divorce was not alien to Philippine culture. From a legal standpoint, absolute divorce was allowed in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation and during pre-colonization by Spain when both men and women were allowed to obtain divorce on the […]

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Quick Fast and Easy Annulment in the Philippines

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

A new bill was filed last week in the House of Representative which purportedly seeks to simplify the process of getting an annulment of marriage in the Philippines. The proposed legislation would make the three grounds of violence, infidelity, and abandonment as “presumptively constitutive” of psychological incapacity. The proposal which would in effect amend the […]

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PHILIPPINE LAW ON SEXUAL INFIDELITY, BIGAMY, ADULTERY, AND CONCUBINAGE

Friday, September 10th, 2010

SOME RANDOM THOUGHTS ON SEXUALLY ILLEGAL ACTS— INFIDELITY, BIGAMY, CONCUBINAGE, AND ADULTERY   The Philippines is one of a few states in the international community that still considers sexual infidelity, in a general sense,  a crime. Firstly, there is no crime under our Penal Laws which is denominated as infidelity. There is in its stead […]

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Res Adjudicata and Annulment in the Philippines

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

An interesting situationer was posed to me by a colleague: What if annulment were denied , can the petitioner at a later time refile for annulment on the ground of a change in the situation of the parties, as when the other has left the country and has not complied with his/her marital obligations??Normally, civil […]

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ANNULMENT PHILIPPINES

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

About annulment in the Philippines

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OF ANNULMENT SCAMS AND GAY MARRIAGES

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Lately, we have noticed a proliferation of search hits on annulment scams in the Philippines and the recent decision of the Philippine Supreme Court which allegedly did not allow the annulment of a marriage where the husband was gay. Just like anything else on the web, a piece of information must be filtered like coffee […]

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WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGICAL INCAPACITY??

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

As our first blog item after the welcome portion, we decided to  pose, and hopefully answer, the question :  what is psychological incapacity?? It would seem that  the term psychological incapacity is a relatively popular one among Filipinos, but widely misunderstood. The common and erroneous notion borders on insanity if not insanity itself, which often creates […]

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